I was recently asked to write something in English about Jalisco’s famous Guachimontones pyramids for tourists who visit the site but don’t read Spanish. This brought me into contact with Alfredo Gutierrez, head of Editorial Acento, one of Guadalajara’s most prestigious publishers of famous books and magazines.
While we chatted about the great civilization of the Teuchitlán Tradition, Alfredo casually mentioned “extensive ruins of another civilization,” which once operated out of a tiny pueblo in Los Altos de Jalisco, where he grew up.
“These are the ruins of Teocaltitán,” he told me. “The excavations aren’t as far along as those of Teuchitlán, but, even so, the place is really impressive.”
Poor Alfredo! From that moment on, I gave him no peace until he agreed to take me on a journey to Teocaltitán.